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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog

“Clean Team” Investigates Warehouse Sanitation Best Practices

Posted by Alex Stark on June 21, 2018

Recently, a crack team of logistics detectives (aka “business students”) from the University of Scranton arrived at KANE’s Scranton distribution campus. Their mission: audit and document best practices in warehouse/DC sanitation for their senior class project. Code name: Operation Clean Team. The results of the mission have been kept secret – until now. 

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Logistics Safety, KANE Company Culture

7 Ways to Boost Warehouse Productivity – Right Now

Posted by Curtis Weaver on May 24, 2018

Warehouse productivity. Every warehousing operation on earth would like to be more productive, but too few actually invest the time to stop, retool and make it happen. Fortunately, there are relatively small things that just about every operation can perform in the here and now to boost productivity without major investments of time or money.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations, warehouse labor management

2017 Supply Chain Issues: The Year’s Top Blog Posts

Posted by Alex Stark on December 21, 2017

Drone deliveries? Driver-less trucks? While these “space-age” supply chain issues piqued our readers’ interest this past year, a review of KANE’s most popular blog posts revealed that people are still most interested in, well, people

Following are quick descriptions of the top-read blog posts for 2017. Check them out. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations

Logistics Site Location: Scranton Could Be Lowest-Cost Option

Posted by Alex Stark on August 17, 2017

When considering a site location for your company, for manufacturing or distribution, operating costs are a huge part of that decision.  A recent study examined the costs to operate a large food and beverage processing center in 11 different locations and found that the Scranton/Wilkes Barre, PA metro area has the lowest operating costs of all. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations

Outside Warehouse Solution: Check Out Video

Posted by Alex Stark on June 15, 2017

For Dow Building Products, the best warehouse solution was to think outside the box – literally.

This business unit of Dow Chemical Company supplies builders of commercial and residential buildings with a wide range of insulation products. The sturdy characteristics of the products allow them to be stored in an “outside warehouse” at KANE’s 224-acre logistics campus in Scranton, PA. 

Check out the video...

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Topics: Warehouse Operations

Warehouse Safety Training: Consider Your Audience

Posted by Alex Stark on February 23, 2017

Warehouse Safety Training. Does your company live and breathe it or are you just meeting requirements? 

In our new “Safety in Logistics Operations” paper, we give you several ways to achieve a high-performance safety culture in your logistics operation. One way is to train incessantly and train well. Following are 7 tips to turn boring, OSHA-mandated training sessions into relevant, interactive – and maybe even FUN – classes. 

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Logistics Safety

Warehouse Automation Gaining Momentum

Posted by Alex Stark on July 07, 2016

If you’ve attended a material handling show lately, such as Modex, you’ll already have been presented with a future where robots replace people in the warehouse. It can seem very futuristic, over-ambitious and, frankly, prohibitively expensive.  But several factors are driving warehouse automation at an accelerating rate.

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Topics: Warehouse Operations

Training for Lean Warehouse Operations: Keep It Simple

Posted by Alex Stark on April 28, 2016

Running a lean logistics operation is a great goal. But, if you’re not careful, programs designed to increase efficiency can become weighed down with bureaucracy, adding time and cost to your efforts. A good example is Lean training.

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Topics: Warehouse Operations